All recreation offerings across the Willamette National Forest are currently closed including campgrounds, day use areas, trails, boat ramps and more. Forest Service roads are closed to the public across the Willamette National Forest unless you are vacating the Forest


Battle Ax Creek Trailhead

Area Status: Temporarily Closed
This area is Closed

This trailhead provides access to:

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At a Glance

Current Conditions: Beachie Creek Fire Closures in effect
Permit Info: Wilderness self-issue permit required
Information Center: Detroit Ranger Station

General Information


From Detroit, Oregon, turn up Breitenbush Road (Highway 46) travel 5 miles to Forest Road 4696, travel 1 mile and turn left onto Forest Road 4697 and travel 6.5 miles up steep, rough grades of road you will pass Dunlap Lake on your left. The trailhead starts just past the junction with the Forest Road 390 on the 4697 Road.   

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